Diamond Tooth Taxidermy

Exquisite Taxidermy Art and Design

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About Beth Beverly


I am a State and Federally licensed taxidermist who graduated from the Pocono Institute of Taxidermy in 2010 with high marks. I have a deep respect for this craft and those who strive to preserve it.

It is my pleasure to work on any trophy mount, be it a shoulder, life-size, rug, or fish.

I accept custom orders for fantasy mounts, wearables, and bridal hair pieces.

Sculptural mounts and hats are available for rental provided they are in stock at time of inquiry.

Contact me describing your wish and I will be delighted to make it so.


Diamond Tooth Taxidermy Blog:



Hoof It











A taxidermy calf hoof bows as deeply as possibly to present light to whomever wishes to receive it. A simple an elegant gesture, this piece will add allure to any table scape or bathtub meditation.
Solid and sturdy build that will last through many candles and memorable evenings.




Calf Hoof Candle Holders, Pair:







Contemplate the future while gazing into this glass orb poised atop a preserved calf hoof. Keep this piece in a sunlit room to see the light refract in the loveliest ways.
Stands on its own, this is a solid piece that will stand the test of suns, moons, spells and dreams.









Two elegant and eternally youthful legs dangle from a gold chain, eternally entwined in playful pose with one another.
Can be worm as a necklace or hung up as decor, dangled from a rearview mirror and anywhere you want to look at something sweet and tender and beautiful.








Sort out the fine print with this elegant magnifying glass and be sure to take in every detail of the contract before you. Or look for stray hairs and other clues to whatever modern day mystery confounds you.
A solid and sturdy piece that will stand the test of many a query, while enhancing your mystique cred at the same time.





Orca was a much beloved sheep living on the Bearded Lady Farm in upstate New York. Sadly, she perished while giving birth due to complications. One her miracle offspring lives on however, and Orca's spirit also lives on in the light cast from the glow of candle burning in this pair of holders fashioned from her back hooves.
These are delicate and while they stand on their own, it is recommended to secure them with a dab of museum wax on the bottom as they are sensitive to hips bumping into the table and strong vibrations from feet stomping on the floor.
Viva Orca!




Mouse & Rat Fetus Ornament:
I made a limited run of a dozen or so of these Christmas ornament snowglobes with tiny fetuses inside.  They're selling too fast to bother listing on Etsy so I'll just share them here.  If you'd like to place an order, there are a couple left so please email diamondtoothtaxidermist@gmail.com to claim one.


It's heart breaking to open up a specimen and find that she was carrying a little family inside of her, and I don't take those moments lightly.  I've held onto my petite "nursery" for a few years now, and I want the little guys to go out and experience the world.

I hope they can bring some cheer to a few warm and fuzzy hearts.





What to wear to Dressage? Or Traffic Court?

Diamond Tooth has you covered.



The Cher:
 Platforms aren't giving you enough height? Fret not, this piece will add a solid 6" to your statuesque figure while framing your face in luxurious iridescent turkey feathers. Made from the saddle part of a wild turkey, fanned out over hand-made buckram band frame, and embellished with vintage studded jewelry and chains.



Death on Two Legs:

For the woman (or enterprising gent) who wishes to never be forgotten. Dress to kill in this vintage buckram frame hat with a taxidermy wild turkey wing swooped around and hugging the head. No nonsense, just outrageous. The spotlight is on you and you alone. 



 The Lydia:
 Thin out the herd of simpletons on a daily basis with a piece like this- only the bravest of hearts will dare approach. Ideal for the young woman who already knows not to suffer any fools.
A taxidermy rooster head swirls into a nestled coil with a horsehair cushion on its underside. He holds a giant pearl in his beak for eternity. The entire piece is anchored to a steel headband, rendering it quite sensible for the young lady on the go, be it cycling, dancing, or levitating with the ghosts of deceased football players.








The Jane:
 The Jane is for a quiet, practical sort of gal who can hop off her cruiser bicycle to deliver a breached calf or present a thesis on the benefits of counter-transference and disclosure in the therapy hour with the same relative amount of ease. She's not a show off, look at me type (not that there is a SINGLE thing wrong with that), she's more of the silent but deadly type. The kind you definitely want on your side.
A taxidermy chicken wing wraps the head of an antique felt cap, embellished with vintage lace detail.






 The Margaret:
 The Margaret is for the reserved but stylish woman; ideal for strolling through an apple orchard to pick apples or simply survey her domain.
The base of this piece is an altered antique velvet cap; a chicken tail & hide pieces frame the front. Embellished with vintage buttons, the amount of provenance in this piece is palpable.




 A Simple and easy to wear piece with maximum impact. A disc of premium, lush iridescent turkey feathers stands straight up, anchored by a steel head band. Sits slightly cocked to one side for asymmetrical hair styling options. Ideal for adding height without making too much of a splash.


Night on The Concorde:
Channel your inner classy and carefree airline attendant with this jaunty and easily beautiful piece. Take your Coffee, Tea or Me with a dash of modern class in a hat that can compliment long flowing locks, or a formal work-appropriate chignon.
Taxidermy rooster wing mounted onto a felt hat base with a silk fringe tassel and fabric bow detail.












Chicken Wing Mohawk:
Add instant height and intrigue to any ensemble and hair style. Taxidermy chicken wings fold into each-other on a hand made buckram frame which is anchored to a steel headband, making an easy to wear (except on windy days!) piece for any gal (or guy) who intends to stop traffic or command a room.



Fox Tail Earcuff and Rabbit Tail Earcuff
The tip of a fox tail dangles from a chain and attaches to the wearer via a sterling silver ear cuff. Instantly dress up any look for the day with this piece, while simultaneously giving yourself something soft to handle during dull moments.
A no brainer




 





Raccoon Baculum Charm Necklace:

 Dare to wear a Raccoon Baculum (penis bone, Texas Toothpick, etc) and see what good juju comes your way. Women have been known to don one while trying to conceive. Gamblers wrap a baculum in a $10 bill, tuck it in their pocket and head to the track to clean up. They are said to generally attract positive energy and spirits, aside from that they are an elegant and beautiful bone to behold. This one is embellished with a genuine Swarovski Amethyst and several snug brass jump rings. Necklace included.





Halo Rose and Araucana Headpiece:





Fabric roses and Araucana chicken hide nestle together onto an antique buckram halo frame to form this playful and romantic piece. A bit Spring-like in appearance perhaps, but the right lady can work this topper any time of year. It's easy to wear and frames the face is a most flattering way.










The Pearl 2.0:




A second incarnation of the original Pearl hat, this one is a bit more compact and snug against the head, ideal for riding horses or traversing the avenue with your best "don't F with me" face.
Very no nonsense.
Taxidermy rooster wing hugs the curve of the cap and a vintage gem holds up a portion of the brim creating a face flattering swoop. Hat base is vintage felt, Stetson quality.






Possum Tail Necklace:





A taxidermy Possum tail curled into an elegant swoop, and capped off with a steel end hangs from a chain at just the right length to flatter any decolletage. Often reviled as undesirable, creepy rodents, Opossum actually have some their own sort of beauty as demonstrated in this piece.





Rooster & Deer Tail Beret:

Meeting a stranger in a cafe for a clandestine exchange? Here's your hat. Elegant and practical, with an amount of flair that will get you noticed by the right people and deter the rest.
Taxidermy rooster hide woven with dyed deer tail swoop around a vintage brown felt beret, terminating in an antique charm.






Rooster Hide Visor Cap:
Make sexy eyes across the arena at that handsome Terrier breeder during the next American Kennel Club event. Dogs and humans alike will be drawn to you in this vintage altered velvet cap with black visor and rooster hide.


The Harvest Queen:
This piece made its way up to Sharon Springs this year and was an honorary guest at the Harvest Festival kicking off an entire 3 days of celebrating all things seasonal, local and organic. Seeing as it's crafted from a taxidermied chicken hide sourced from a farm just down the road in Cobelskill, a repurposed vintage hat base and a handed down magic amber button embellishment sewn on with antique suture thread, The Harvest Queen was a perfect fit. She is full of provenance and positive energy, an asset to any wearer.






The White Witch:
Goes perfect with a glass of champagne and an icy attitude. Altered antique faux fur hat sprouts taxidermy chicken hide and tail from the front top, and is embellished with vintage jewelry. A snug fit, perfect for the Anna Wintour in your life.







Taxidermy Chicken Wing Epaulets:
 I haven't listed these on etsy yet because I'd like to get more shots of them, from the underside explaining method of attachment.  Basically they pin onto the shoulders of whatever the wearer' has on, like a brooch.   If you're in love and don't want to wait, just email me directly at diamondtoothtaxidermist@gmail.com and we'll talk.


Thanks a bajillion to me talented and patient photographer James Coughlin, and the lovely Bell sisters.  Pearl is more than a great model; check out her plethora of other talents here.






Who Needs Cake for their Birthday?

How about the gift of taxidermy lessons? 
Recently a lovely and talented photographer in my building approached me about a private taxidermy lesson for her beau as a birthday gift, and I jumped at the chance. 
I am still finding my footing, so to speak, in the teaching arena-I feel that my skill set needs to be undeniably solid in order for me to present them correctly, and pass on to an apt pupil.  What I'm learning in the process is that I very much enjoy private lessons in which I can tailor the session to meet the student's unique needs.

Take a business card!

During the lesson, Inna Spivakova from Peach Plum Pear Photo took photos.  I have her permission to use them here-these are all her shots.  When she sent me the files I was shocked- she is an absolute photo ninja; I didn't notice her in the room buzzing around taking all these shots the entire time!  How did she get behind me and under my desk without me even seeing her!?  That is talent, and just general good character.  No wonder she is such a fantastic wedding photographer.

Before I commence skinning any specimen, I burn sage and say a small prayer of thanks to its spirit.  This rule holds fast for any animal worked on in my studio so Dan, below, was not exempt.  He burned sage and said something in his head, which  works just as well.  Hopefully it wasn't anything like "this bitch is crazy".




And the skinning begins!

 Dan is really good with his hands- he'd actually had some experience skinning critters before.  A bit rough for the delicate rabbit hide, however, but by the end he had a pretty good handle on it.



 He even showed me a new way to split the ears!  That's his finger in there, in the foreground.  In the background you can see me using my ancient looking spring loaded steel Ear Splitters.  I prefer metal tools to my hands every now and again.  This is something I love about this craft though- there are always other ways to do things.  There's no one right method. 



 Harriet the rug lamp is giving Inna face and if you look carefully behind her you can see the beginnings of a special piece that will be auctioned off for an event in October...


 Since these rabbits were from the butcher, it was our intention to eat them.  This is why instead of Borax we used Baking Powder.  It helps with gripping the skin (not as much as Borax, obviously) but won't poison you (although Borax in tiny quantities is safe to ingest according to some).


 The natural lighting in my studio is second to none.



 Here I'm showing Dan how to turn the paws completely inside out in order to remove all finger bones and tissue.  This is where it's to one's benefit to have a gentle touch. 




 It's interesting to me to see how I look when I'm concentrating on someone else's work and refraining from grabbing the piece out of their hands to just do it myself.  This is something I find most challenging in teaching; I have a hard time relinquishing any control over anything ever.



Harriett's light illuminates Elke2.0 who reigns supreme:

 The lesson went long, but a great and educational time was had by all.  It was also a treat to get to know these two.  They're solid folks.  Here are the ingredients Inna used for their rabbit marinade:


 And here's the rabbit:


 Finit!  Brava!


If you think you'd ever like to take a private or small group lesson from me, please don't hesitate to contact me at diamondtoothtaxidermist@gmail.com.  We can customize a lesson just for you!

Thanks Inna and Dan!

A Quick One While You Brunch

Enjoy one of my favorite Who songs while skimming through this quickie blog post one what turned out to not be such a quickie job:


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. eating
3D printing
a very special
Abbas Akhavan
accessories
airbrush
airplanes
alice in wonderland
aliens
almost home
amc
america
andria morales
angel of death
animals
anne of green gables
annie
antique
antler
antlers
apacolypse
art
art show
art star
articulation
artist
atlanta falcons
auction
AUTASTIC
autistic
awesome
awkward
axe muderer?
babies
baby
baculum
bam
banstable ball
barter
bat
bath
bear
bear skin rug
bearskin rug
beautiful
beauty
bell house
beth beverly
bette davis
bill bill
birch
bird
birds
birthday
birthday gift
black
black bird
black birds
black cock
blam
bloof
blue
blue foam
blue gill
body
bombs
bone
boner
bones
booth
boots
booze
borders
boring
borrowed
boxes
brain
brandywine
bridal
bridal hair piece
bride
brooch
buck
buck brannaman
bufflehaed
bufflehead
burger
busy
buying shit sucks
bye bye
calling
camera
canada
candle
candy
cape
career
caribou
cat
cat food
cats
celt
chain
chains
champagne
charity
charm
cheese
cherie lily
chicken
chickens
chihuahua
childhood
christmas
classic cars
classy
claw
claws
clay is hard
clean
cleanliness is godliness
client
coat
cock
cocktails
coffee
cold
collaboration
collar
comb
combs
comedy
commercial mount
commision
compassion
competition
connection
contest
contest judge me
coodoo
cooking
cool
country
country music
cowboy
coyote
craft
craft show
crazy
creative kid
crooch
crossbow
cruelty
cruise
crystal
crystals
cuba
cuck
custom
cute
dandy
dark
darling
darlings
death
decoration
deep
deep thought
deer
deer hoof
devil
devon
diamond tooth
diamonds
different minds
difficult
dip
dirty bird
dog
dong
donuts
dora
doug bucci
dove
down south
drake
dram catcher
dream
drinking
drinking amp; hatting
duck
ducks
duncan trussell
dying
early
earrings
eating meat
eggs
elvis
emotional
emotions
end of the world
energy
epoxy
equestrian
ethics
ew
explore
Extra Extra
eyepatch
factory farming
fan
fancy
fantasy
farm
fascinator
fascinators
fashion
fashion night out
fashion turd
fast cars
fat
FDA
feathers
feelings
felt
fetus
filegree
fire
fish
fix
flair
flying
food
foot
foster the people
fox
Friday Night Lights
fringe
fun
fun fashion
fundraiser
funeral
funt
fur
garland
gay pass
gellery
gems
gender roles
georgia pellegrini
gift
glamour puss
glass
glass bead
goat
gold
Good bye
good eats
good life
goose
gosling
goth
gothic
grease
green
grey
grief
gross
grouse
guns
guts
gypsy
hair
hair fashion
hair piece
hair pieces
hairstick
hands
happy
hard knock life
hat
hate mail
hats
head
head piece
help
hen
hen egg
hero
hide
hike
holes
holiday
hollywood
home
homewares
homey
honey west
hoop
horns
horse
horse poop
horses
horseshoe
huate couture
huh
hunt
hunter
hunting
i get so emotional baby
i like to win
i love you
I'm bored
i'm goign cross eyed with this shit
i'm rich
ID cuff
immortalized
infestation
international
islands
jackalope
jacket
jade
jaw
jesus
jewelry
job
judge me
judgement
julep ball
junction
kat von d
kentucky derby
kentucky oaks
kids
kiki hughes
kind
kitchen
kombucha
LA
la luz de jesus gallery
lace
ladies
ladies hats
ladies who lunch
lamb
lapel pin
lapin
last day
last ride
learning curve
lessons
life
light
little house
locket
lonely
look at me
losers
love
luck
M.A.R.T.
magic
mail
make it yourself
make me a star
mallard
maria eife
marriage
maya escobar
meal
meat
memorial day
men
merganser
messy
MIA
mice
michael jackson
milinery
millenary
millinery
millneary
mind fuck
mink
minks
mojo
molting
moose
morals
mountain folk
mourning dove
mouse
movie
movies
mrs. hannigan
music
mutant
my friends are great
my husband is awesome
my perogative
natasha leggero
native american
naughty
neo-hippie
new
new age
new pieces
new york
nice life
nourish
novelty taxidermy
nursery
nuts
oil
old
oops
open mount
open mouth
organic
organise
osteo
oysters
paint
party girls
peacock
pearl
pearls
pegleg
pelt
penis
perch
permits
personal
pet
pet taxidermy
pets
peurto rican funerals
pheasant
philadelphia style
philly
philly chit chat
photo shoot
photography
pigeon
pimped out
pin
pink
pipe
pirate
plastic
please look at me
poachers
pocono pudge
polish hen
politics
polo
polo. hats
ponies
possum
prairie
Press
pretty
pretty fur
project
psycho
quail
rabbit
raccoon
raccoon. fox
rachel zoe
racoon
Radnor hunt
raibow connection
rare
razzle dazzle
real food
rebirth
recipe
red
red tape
refurbish
reggae
rehab
repair
restoration
road trip
robbed
rogue
rooster
rug
rules
rut
sad
sadistic
saints
schlong
school
school children
sculpt
sculpture
sewing
sex
sexy
shell
shetland
shiny
shooting
shot
show
sick
sick cat
side saddle
silly
silver
skeksies
skin
skinning
skull
sledding
smelly
smile
smoke
snacks
snow
socialites
space time love
spandex
spanish
spanish moss
sparkle
sparkly
SPCA
special
spells
spodee
squirrel
squirrel fish
star
starling
starlings
steeple chase
stick
stickpin
stink
stinky
stressful
strippers
studio
susan scovill
swarovski
swarovski crystals
sweet
tacidermy
tags
talon
talons
tan
tanning
tasty
taxidermy
tea
teen witch
teeth
television
temple grandin
thank you
thankful
the good life
thinking
tongue
trade
tradition mount
traditional
travel
trophy mount
trout
trust
twenty4twenty
unicorn
universe
update
USA
USDA
valentines day
vegetarian
veiwing
venison
vertabrae
vest
vibes
victorian
video
vintage
visor
viva la revolucian
voodoo
wake
warm
washed up hags with frizzy hair and intamacy issues
wasn't me
watering can
wearable
wedding
werk
what am I doing
what the hell happened
white
white rabbit
white tail
whole foods
wildlife
wing
wings
winner
winning
wish it were 4 minutes in real life
witch
women are the shit
work
wow
yay
yuck
yum
yum beer
yummy